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The Masjid Jamek (Jamek Mosque) is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is situated on a triangular piece of land located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers and is surrounded by highrise buildings in the commercial district.
Opened in 1909 and designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, this pretty mosque with Moorish architecture shares the same architect and style as the historically impressive and equally picturesque Sultan Abdul Samad Building located on the opposite side of the Klang River.
Prior to the establishment of the Masjid Negara (National Mosque) in 1965, the Masjid Jamek also served as the national mosque in the city.
It is easily accessible by light rail transit (LRT) and is central to busy tourist sites such as the Merdeka (Independence) Square, Little India and Chinatown.
Fringed by the cocos nucifera (Malayan green coconut palm), this is one tropical snapshot not to be missed by the many overseas visitors to the city/country!
|mosque lighted up for Ramadhan - updated 17Aug2010|